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Alejandro Albanez

Title: Guest Relations Specialist
Email: Alejandro.Albanez@colostate.edu
Communication | Restorative | Competition | Significance | Focus
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Most exotic vacation:
 Marrakech, Morocco
Favorite book: A Tale of Two Cities
Favorite quote: “‘You’ll miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. -Wayne Gretzky -Michael Scott'”

Melissa Bokovitz

Melissa Bokovitz

Title: Assistant Director
Email: Melissa.Bokovitz@business.colostate.edu
Clients: College of Business
Strengths: Empathy | Responsibility | Harmony | Adaptor | Consistency
Hometown: Edmonds, WA
Most Exotic Vacation: I studied abroad while in college. I went to France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I can’t wait to get back to Europe.
Favorite Musician: Josh Kelly
When not working, I enjoy: Hanging out with my husband and son, being around friends and just having a good time!

 Katy DeJonge

Title: Engagement & Events Manager
Email: Katy.DeJonge@colostate.edu 
Campus Partners: Athletics, Alumni, and Principal Gifts
Strengths: Positivity | Activator | Achiever | Discipline | Self-Assurance
Hometown: Coggon, IA
Favorite Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Favorite Quote: “Lead by example. That way when you speak, people will respect your voice.”

Marissa J. Dienstag

Title: Associate Director
Email: Marissa.Dienstag@colostate.edu
Campus Partners: President’s Office, CSU System, External Relations, Provost, University Ceremonies
Strengths: Strategic | Responsibility | Relator | Analytical | Command
Hometown: Miami, FL
Favorite book: Sherlock Holmes
Favorite quote: “To live will be an awfully big adventure.” –J.M. Barrie
When not working, I enjoy: Theater, various outdoor activities and hanging out with my puppy

Marketa Jancar

Title: Engagement & Events Manager
Email: Marketa.Jancar@colostate.edu
Strengths: Restorative| Achiever| Focus| Discipline | Consistency
Hometown: La Junta, CO
Most Exotic Vacation: Traveling to Brazil for Carnival
Favorite Book: All the Harry Potter Books
When not working, I enjoy: Camping with my partner Brandon and our dog Tucker

Tanara Landor

Title: Assistant Director
Email: Tanara.Landor@colostate.edu
Campus Partners: Athletics, Alumni Relations, Principal Gifts, Enrollment Access & Student Affairs, Office of Gift Planning, Donor Relations & Stewardship
Strengths: Activator | Woo | Significance | Positivity | Communication
Hometown: Slidell, Louisiana
Role Model: Oprah Winfrey
Favorite Quote: Aut Viam Inveniam Aut Faciam-“I will either find a way or shall make one.”
When not working, I enjoy:  Being on a beach, in a pool, or on a boat…drinking champagne

Kelly Liggett

Kelly Liggett

Title: Managing Director, Strategic Engagement
Strategic | Input | Activator | Learner | Intellection
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA
Favorite Books: Pride and Prejudice, The Grapes of Wrath, The River Why
Favorite Musicians: Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen
When not working, I enjoy: Spending time with my family, hiking, camping, fishing skiing and running

Liloni S. Ramos

Title: Engagement & Operations Coordinator
Email: Liloni.Ramos@colostate.edu
Strengths: Deliberative| Restorative| Achiever| Learner | Input
Hometown: Denver, CO
Favorite Book: Richard Scarry’s Biggest Storybook Ever
Reason for choosing this career/profession: I chose to pursue my career at Colorado State University because I believe in equity to access education. The Land Grant Mission that CSU pursues is a different reflection of that. Students are working to write their stories, and I get to be a part of that.
Favorite Quote: “Que Sera, Sera” (Whatever will be, will be)

Jillian Spencer Jillian Spencer

Title: Engagement & Events Manager
Email: Jillian.Spencer@colostate.edu
Campus Partners: 
College of Liberal Arts, Alumni Relations, University Advancement Development
Strengths: Developer | Discipline | Harmony | Responsibility |Consistency
Hometown: Stockton, CA
CSU Alumni: 2013
Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite Quote: “Dreams don’t work unless you do.”
CSU event I most enjoy and why: 1870 DINNER. It is one of the larger events that our office does and not only is it a blast to coordinate, it’s amazing to sit back and see how much people enjoy something that you helped put together 

Elyssa Yanas

Elyssa Yanas

Title: Engagement & Events Manager
Campus Partners: College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Annual Giving, President’s Office, University Events
Strengths: Adaptability | Ideation | Developer | Activator | Futuristic
Hometown: Texas City, TX
Favorite Musician: No Doubt, Led Zeppelin, Amy Winehouse, Zac Brown Band
Favorite Quote: “because the only people for me are the mad ones…”
When not working, I enjoy: creating, crafting, designing, going to concerts, playing outside with my dog and being in the water

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